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Memorial Day closures and adjusted hours
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- City government offices, and several county facilities will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Seminole County deputies looking for help identifying lost child
APOPKA, Fla. -- The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a lost child found wandering along an Apopka Roadway.
San Antonio flooding kills 1; 200-plus rescued
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Fire Department says it's rescued more than 200 people from homes and cars amid flooding that killed at least one person.
House fire breaks out in Hampton Park Subdivision
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Firefighters with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department are responding to a house fire on the Southside.
Skydiving accident under investigation in Putnam County
PALATKA, Fla. -- A local skydiver died during a skydiving accident in Palatka on Saturday afternoon.
Improved computer models helping forecasters better predict hurricane strength
Miami, Fla. (PBP) -- In August 2000, virtually every computer model tracking Hurricane Debby was calling for it to intensify. Managers already had begun evacuating the Florida Keys.
Keystone Heights man dead after skydiving accident in Palatka
PALATKA, Fla. -- One skydiver is dead after an accident during a jump, according to the Palatka Police Department.
Rip Currents Cause Water Rescues in St. Johns County
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The summer season was off to a busy start for St. Johns County lifeguards. About six people had to be rescued from rip currents on Saturday.
Jazz Fest schedule of events
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The annual Jazz Fest runs from 5/23 - 5/26.
Suspicious bag investigated at Tallahassee airport
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Parts of the Tallahassee Regional Airport are now restricted as authorities investigate a suspicious bag discovered in one of the terminals.
Trauma alert issued for wreck near St. Augustine
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- St. Johns County Fire Rescue extricated at least one person from the wreckage of a two-vehicle crash west of the city of St. Augustine along S.R. State Route 16 Saturday morning.
Scott: Tuition hike a tax hike 'that must be stopped'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (PBP) -- Gov. Rick Scott underscored his veto this week of a 3 percent tuition hike by sending letters Friday to administrators at the state’s 12 public universities, calling a tuition hike, “a tax increase on our families that must be stopped.”
Body of Ibragim Todashev will be flown to Russia for burial
ORLANDO, Fla. (WFTV) -- The FBI has cleared a crime scene Friday night where they shot and killed Ibragim Todashev.
Boaters rescued in Intracoastal Waterway in St. Johns County
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Fire and Rescue Department says five boaters are safe and back on dry land after their 15-foot fiberglass boat sank near the Matanzas Inlet Friday night.
Officer involved in crash on Baymeadows near I-95
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was involved in a crash Friday evening.
Computer scam targets older users
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For many, going online is the easiest way to shop and manage personal accounts. But it can be risky.
Judge rejects request to exhume bodies at school
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A circuit judge is rejecting a request to exhume human remains on the site of a now-defunct Panhandle reform school.
DOT: Florida's bridges among safest in nation
JACKSONVILLE Fla.-- If you drive in Jacksonville, chances are you travel over a bridge.
Man fights to fly his flag
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- He started flying it to show support for the tornado victims in Oklahoma. But his HOA says it has to come down.
Community pool opens up in Lincolnville
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.-- The lifeguards are out, the floatees are on and the Galimore pool is back open after four years!
Washington bridge collapse causes concern for local bridge
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Arthur Jackson has been fishing with friends off the Sister's Creek Bridge for decades.
Cooler temperatures for your weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- Rip current risk at area beaches.
St. Vincent's HealthCare announces layoffs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Layoffs are ahead at St. Vincent's HealthCare. The hospital is pointing to declining revenue brought on by the Affordable Care Act and the defeat of Medicaid expansion in the Florida legislature.
Convicted felon could get life for murder and attempted murder
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A convicted felon now faces life behind bars after being found guilty of a 2011 murder.
Local man helps tornado victims
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Salvation Army Maj. Ron Mott shares his photos and story from Moore, Okla.
A change at the top: Coast Guard Station Brunswick gets new commander
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Coast Guard Station Brunswick now has a new commander.
New law will give high school students choice between two diplomas
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A new state law will allow high school students to choose between two "tracks."
Man convicted in deadly fight over barking dogs
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- A jury needed 90 minutes to find a man guilty of shooting his neighbor to death. |
Paul Miller Charging affidavit (363.7KB)
Autopsy inconclusive on local teen who died at house party
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- The medical examiner in Glynn County says the autopsy results on a Georgia teenager came back inconclusive.
Urban Outfitters urged to end 'Prescription' products
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Urban Outfitters is under fire from the Florida Attorney General.
I-295 NB ramp to I-95 SB shut down due to fatal crash
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A dump truck driver from Jacksonville was killed in a crash on the I-295 west beltway ramp to I-95.
Man charged with animal cruelty for spray-painting turtle, cat
MACCLENNY, Fla. -- A Baker County man was arrested earlier this month after a turtle and a cat were found spray painted.
Former Baker County manager captured in Bradford County
MACCLENNY, Fla. -- A former manager in Baker County has been captured in Bradford County after being on the run.
Get a safe ride home with Tow-2-GO
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Beverage companies are teaming up to make sure you have a safe ride home this Memorial Day Weekend.
Officers taking action to save Florida manatees
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is taking steps to save the Florida manatee this boating season.
16 injured in hotel shuttle bus crash near Atlanta airport
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Atlanta police and fire departments are at the scene of a crash involving a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near the airport.
Man accused of taking photos of 10-year-old in public restroom
MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- An Ocala man is facing charges, accused of taking photos of a 10-year-old in a department store restroom.
Action News uncovers evidence in post office killing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- State prosecutors are building their case against the Flagler College graduate accused of pulling the trigger and killing her ex-boyfriend.
FCAT results: 3rd-graders showing gains in reading
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- FCAT results locally and statewide show improvement in reading, no change in math.
Memorial Day Weekend dip in degrees
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The First Alert Weather Team is tracking temperature changes this holiday weekend.
Tear gas ends SWAT standoff at Regency Place Apartments
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --Police used tear gas to end a standoff with a man wanted for attempted murder. The suspect is in custody.
Police looking for man accused of using stolen credit card
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police are asking for help finding a man accused of using a credit card that was stolen out of a car.
Jaguars cheerleaders to shoot calendar in London
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The ROAR of the Jaguars are packing their bags.
I-5 bridge collapse caused by truck hitting span
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol chief says the Interstate 5 bridge collapse into the Skagit River at Mount Vernon was caused by an oversize truck.
Man heard plotting other man's death after pocket-dialing 911
SOUTH FLORIDA -- A south Florida man is facing murder charges after authorities said he pocket-dialed 911 and was overheard by dispatchers discussing plans to kill a man.
2 children found living in meth lab in East Palatka
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Authorities in Putnam County dismantled a meth lab at a home where children lived in East Palatka.
Traffic delays due to NASA moving historic pieces to Keystone Heights
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- In just a few hours incredibly large pieces of NASA and space shuttle history will be traveling from Green Cove Springs to its new permanent home in Key Stone Heights.
The route NASA is taking to move its historic pieces to Key Stone Heights (2.4MB)
Emergency landing closes both Heathrow runways
LONDON (AP) - London's Heathrow Airport says both of its runways have been closed after a British Airways plane made an emergency landing.
Second fire in two days at house in Northwest Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A second fire breaks out at the same house in two days in Northwest Jacksonville.
Kids, teachers from devastated school reunite
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week's tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins.
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